Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers President & CEO Responds to the Federal Government’s Plan for a Just Transition
January 17, 2023, Calgary, Alberta
It is important the federal government recognizes Canada’s energy workers and Canada’s oil and natural gas resources will be needed for the foreseeable future to provide a source of safe, secure, affordable and reliable energy. The International Energy Agency has called for more investment into traditional energy sources and alternatives to solve both the current global energy crisis and ensure a secure transition into lower carbon energy. In this context, Canadian oil and natural gas, which is produced with some of the most stringent environmental standards found anywhere in the world, needs to play a larger role in meeting growing global energy needs. One of the fastest ways Canada can contribute to significantly lowering global greenhouse gas emissions is by exporting lower emission liquefied natural gas to countries who are looking to reduce their reliance on coal or Russian natural gas. Our members share the vision that lower emission energy systems are good for society, and we will work closely with the federal government to ensure that energy and environmental policies attract investment to our industry and remain a source of opportunity and prosperity for the decades to come.
- Lisa Baiton, President & CEO, CAPP